58m superyacht will be powered by green energy

Plans have been unveiled for the world’s first carbon-neutral superyacht.

Soliloquy will be powered by solar, wind and hybrid marine power technologies, enabling it to run at 14 knots on generated power or nearly 8 knots on solar energy alone.

The 58m, rigid-wing superyacht was designed by Alastair Callender of Coventry University for New South Wales-based Solar Sailor.

It incorporates an innovative overhead beam, sweeping forward to the bow, which brings structural advantages and has been specifically designed to house three automated and pivotally mounted, rigid-wing solarsails.

Every attempt has been made to generate green power, even to the extent of using equipment in the yacht’s onboard gym to charge the main batteries.

Accommodation is provided for 12 guests and a crew of three, while a 5m tender can be housed in a garage aft.